We welcome collaborations with other organizations over the research application of the DOORS, and translation of the tools in non-English speaking countries.
However, any individual or organization seeking to modify the DOORS tools in any way (including translation) or to use the DOORS tools for research purposes must first seek permission from the author, Professor Jennifer McIntosh, and agree to the following terms in writing.
1. Not for profit
a. All use of the DOORS screening tool is strictly not for profit.
2. Copyright and trademarks
a. Copyright and trademarks pertaining to the DOORS are used on all versions.
4. Software versions
a. Conversion of the DOORS to online versions, apps or other software use is not permitted without express written permission of the author.
5. Modification to the DOORS and Translation from English
a. The screening tool content cannot be modified in any way without permission of the author.
b. Permission to translate from English must be sought from the author. If permission to translate is granted, the user agrees to make this translation at their own cost, following a two step process of English to other language, and re-translation back to English by a second translator. These are to be sent to the author, Prof. McIntosh for approval and any necessary amendments made, prior to implementation.
c. The final and agreed translated version will be produced in pdf by Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA), ensuring all logos and copyrights etc are in place.
d. McIntosh and Relationships Australia SA retain the right to use and make available to others the resulting translation.
6. The DOORS Handbook
a. All use of the DOORS tools should refer the practitioner to the DOORS e-Handbook as an essential guide for implementation. Further training can be undertaken as needed from the online program, available at www.familydoors.com
7. Research with the DOORS
a. Independent research use of the DOORS screening tool is encouraged, and collaborations are invited. We hope it will be a useful addition to research methodology.
b. Once permissions are sought, researchers may make free use of the DOORS screening tool for research purposes.
c. Researchers wishing to use the DOORS Screening Tool for research purposes must first contact the author, Prof. Jennifer McIntosh with a written request and signed stated agreement to the above terms use. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Authorship acknowledgement and citation
a. Reference to the DOORS Handbook is McIntosh and Ralfs, 2012.
b. Reference to the DOORS screening tool (DOORS 1 and 2) is McIntosh, 2012. See Inside Handbook Cover for Citation Details.